Mission accomplished by FVC team
A team of Forth Valley College staff supported Armed Forces children by taking part in the Tour de Lauder cycling challenge on Saturday 27 April.
Taking on this beautiful 50 mile scenic route around the Berwickshire town was Commercial Trainer Richy Todd, Commercial Administrator Stuart Davis, Lead Commercial Trainer Alistair McKean, and FM Coordinator - Hard Services Stuart Scott.
Richy, said: “We finished with a time of five hours and 20 minutes - including us stopping for a half hour break midway through. We stuck together as a team throughout, although the guys on the racers hung about for old me on the mountain bike! The event was very well organised. Tough, but enjoyable and very rewarding. However, we’re still short of our fundraising target and would really appreciate anymore donations for this worthy cause.”
The chosen charity for Tour De Lauder organisation is Heart & Stroke Scotland and the FVC team’s chosen charity is RCET - Scotland's Armed Forces Children's Charity
If anyone would like to donate money to the funds being raised by the FVC team taking part visit - https://rcettourdelauder.everydayhero.com/uk/team-forth-valley-college-tour-de-lauder-challenge
Tour de Lauder started in 2012 as a simple conversation between friends, Jerry Cooke and Gary Cameron, who decided to get a few of their cycling obsessed friends together for a day on their bikes. Jokingly they gave the 'event' the lofty title of Tour de Lauder, since they would be starting and finishing from Jerry's house in Lauder.